Fish On! With Denver's Mississippi River Guide Service!

Mississippi River & St. Croix River Fishing Guide Denver McKinnon. Over 38 years of experience!

Denver has been fishing the Mississippi River system for over 38 years. With a lot of experience on the river, Denver feels that guiding is the best way to pass on the Mississippi River and St. Croix river knowledge he has gained over the years.

Whether interested in bring home fish for dinner or looking for a trophy, Denver will do his best to provide you with a happy and exciting day. You can choose the target species between Walleyes, Sauger, and Crappie. The techniques you learn with Denver will help you when you are out on your own on the Mississippi River and St. Croix River. Denver guides on the Pool 2 (St. Paul), Pool 3 (Hastings), and Pool 4 (Red Wing) of the Mississipi River. He also guides on the St. Croix from Hudson all the down to Hastings. Book a trip today with Denver's guide Service, and let your Mississippi or St. Croix River fishing adventure begin!

Check out Denver's recent Mississippi River fishing reports. He adds a report almost each time he is out, so check back often to see what the fish are up to! Also, take a look at his Mississippi River trip logs to see stories from his client trips and testimonials!

"Thanks again so much for a great day fishing. My dad and I had a great time. Good luck with the softball in Mankato and drive safe." - Matt (Red Wing trip 09/23/11)

Fall patters are starting to come around

Over the last week I have started to see the changes in the walleye and sauger bite on the river.  Although I'm still doing some of my summertime techniques you can put fish in the box doing others like vertical, and pitching jigs.  

Tuesday Brian , Marty and I did some scouting, we fished several areas and caught some species of fish in each one.  Mainly walleyes and crappies.  It was a blast getting Brian back out with us and of course he caught the most today.  Over the last few years  he has been a little behind on the boxers but he made up for it today. Great time guys.  

Thursday I had the pleasure of sharing my vessel with Perry and Mike.  These gentlemen were great to fish with today and awesome entertainment to boot.  I hope your other fishing buddy gets well soon guys stinks that you had to call it quits on your fishing.  Good luck on your next trip up here to redwing.  

Friday, I had Mike and Mike join me.  We start out of Everett's resort at 730 am in some really dense fog.  There was a tow boat (barge) sitting still in the main channel and it was a big surprise when we rolled up on it.  Glad it was not moving.  However I believe he should have had some kind of horn sounding letting people know he was there.   

Back to fishing.  Mike one had the hot hand early in the morning but by the end of the day Mike 2 kicked some butt in my vessel.  Hope them walleyes and crappies tasted Good Friday night gentlemen.  It was a great time having you guys in the boat and hope to see you again next year.  

I have been targeting my fish in water depths from 7 to 12 feet lately.  Mainly trolling but have had a few pitching too.  Clarity is great right now.  And the flow is running in the upper teens.  

Good luck out there guys and gals!!!!!!

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